Chip McFarlane
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Does your organisation use performance reviews?

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 13:55 1 Comment

Performance reviews are essential to increase employee engagement and staff performance, and so they need to be structured in a way that fosters engagement. They can be a high stress situation for employees as sometimes pay, promotions and benefits can rely on the outcome.

Two common mistakes made when conducting a performance review are a managerial attitude of a ‘tick the box’ process and using annual performance reviews as a standalone method, without regular performance…


Have you ever thought about becoming or engaging a mentor?

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 0 Comments

Having a mentor can be vital to your successful career plan. While some businesses create structured mentoring plans, sometimes the relationship grows organically and you may already be someone’s mentor without even realising it. 

If you are in a mentoring relationship, have you given much thought to what that means? 

Mentors provide insight and guidance, provide encouragement, and share ideas and their own experiences to help another person on their own journey. Typically a…


Managing performance – not just KPIs

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 12:30 0 Comments

Organisations are no longer simply basing performance reviews on employee’s achievements; they are also considering how they go about achieving their goals. So while an employee may exceed their sales targets for the quarter, managers need to know how they did this; for example, was it through bringing in new clients, or by poaching clients from others?

More comprehensive performance reviews affect the culture of a workplace and can help to improve levels of employee engagement…


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